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What is Rainbow?

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, commonly referred to as Rainbow, is a service organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20. The Order was established by Reverend W. Mark Sexson in 1922 in McAlester, Oklahoma with a class of 171 girls. Today, Rainbow assemblies can be found in every one of the United States with the exception of South Dakota, Delaware, Utah and Wyoming. Being a true internation organization, Rainbow can also be found in Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, Panama, the Philippines and Brazil. Italy is also in the early stages of starting assemblies.

Rainbow traditions vary from state to state (and country to country) but in California, assemblies typically meet twice a month at a Masonic Temple. Individual assemblies then plan other activities, such as Mystery Trips, membership parties, and other fun things. Of course, Rainbow is more than just fun and games. Rainbow girls can also do community service together, and work to raise money for the Grand Service Project. The Grand Service Project is basically raising money for a specific nonprofit organization. All assemblies raise and donate what they can to the Project, and then at the end of the year one collective donation is made from all of California Rainbow.

So how can a girl benefit from Rainbow? First of all, Rainbow teaches girls valuable life lessons. Girls also learn responsibility through holding offices, and learn to master memorization. Perhaps the most important aspect of Rainbow is the friends you'll make. So, still have questions or wondering how to join? Go to the contacts page or visit the Supreme Assembly Homepage.

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